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what is best for my career: Sap ABAP or Sap BI

Former Member
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Hi Experts,

I am Rajesh, done my bachelor degree in Information Technology,

having 4 years of Exp as a Mainframes Programmer in a Banking Software company.

my job containts

30 % understanding the product

40 % Analysis

30 % Programming

my career Goal is to get SAP job in Abroad(US/UK/AUS) for that i am planning like below:

First i want to gain some minimum(8-10 Months) Exp in India by

Choosing one Best(or)Hot Cake Module in SAP, which matches any one of 3 points

1)Currently that module should have more demand less supply.

2)Should have good Future

3)it should not be much vast Because need to expertise Early

I already Trained and good in SAP-Core ABAP,

but just Core ABAP is not enough to get expertise in ABAP, because i need to add it with

OOPS, Webdynpro, Workflow ETC.

even i Trained in all the above, it is difficult to be Expert in 1 YR.

and Hard to get job in US/UK/AUS.

So i am planning to go with SAP-BI for below Reasons

1) SAP BI is not that much Vast compare to ABAP for becoming an Expert on it

2) for Skill Set ABAP+BI, can have good openings

3) SAP-BI is a techno functional Job, where ABAP is not a final Destination.

4) in Future, BI will help to get into HANA.

I request you to guide me, whether my decision towards my Goal is correct or not,

if not, please give valuable Suggestions to reach my destination.

Thanks in Advance,

Rajesh

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former_member187748
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Hi Rajesh,

as per as your selection of module, its a good mix, but i have a few words that i wants to share with you. Being a developer in sap abap i have come across some points where many indivisuals get strucked by asking what is next.

Started with sap abap you will have many options to go ahead, as you have seen that the combination of BI along with ABAP has an added advantages, and yes later on you can move towards HANA, one of the major sap module in which the database of sap persist in furure.

As far as i concern, if you wants to be in technical stream of sap you will have UI5, Webdynpro, Workflow, BW/ BI, HANA etc, so you may go ahead with these options, but as you have told that you wants to get hands on these things in one year, i think you have to devote in abap as much as possible

what you will require to know the syntax and semantics used in SAP, along with all the stuffs associated with it, once you will get familiar with it, you can play as you wants.

But one thing more is that its not mandatory to have sap abap knowledge to learn other technologies,  you can learn without abap, but if yiu have hands on in abap somehow it will boost your future in related technilogies.

So, finally your decision is on right track, what you will need is to get it as your passion.

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former_member187748
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Hi Rajesh,

as per as your selection of module, its a good mix, but i have a few words that i wants to share with you. Being a developer in sap abap i have come across some points where many indivisuals get strucked by asking what is next.

Started with sap abap you will have many options to go ahead, as you have seen that the combination of BI along with ABAP has an added advantages, and yes later on you can move towards HANA, one of the major sap module in which the database of sap persist in furure.

As far as i concern, if you wants to be in technical stream of sap you will have UI5, Webdynpro, Workflow, BW/ BI, HANA etc, so you may go ahead with these options, but as you have told that you wants to get hands on these things in one year, i think you have to devote in abap as much as possible

what you will require to know the syntax and semantics used in SAP, along with all the stuffs associated with it, once you will get familiar with it, you can play as you wants.

But one thing more is that its not mandatory to have sap abap knowledge to learn other technologies,  you can learn without abap, but if yiu have hands on in abap somehow it will boost your future in related technilogies.

So, finally your decision is on right track, what you will need is to get it as your passion.

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Hi Sanjeev,

Thanks for Brief Explanation and for you valuable Suggestion,

this would be Helpful for my Career.

Thanks,

Rajesh.K

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Hi rajesh,

as you read in most of similar discussions I think starting with ABAP is always a very good basis to move ahead. You know, because reading ABAP helps you in every piece of the big cake. So my personal decission would be to get into the programming.

Out of that you will be able to choose a modul. PErhaps you stay at the developer-stage. The oppurtunities are very good. You know, if there is something new, someone developed it

~Florian